I Have Been Rocked!
One of my earliest memories of rock music was hearing on the radio “We Will Rock You” by Queen. That must have been shortly after its release in 1977.
I didn’t really know what “rock” was and I had no idea who “Queen” was or what the song was about. All I knew is that it sounded adult, it sounded “dangerous”, and I loved it! That was a defining moment, the beginnings of my transition from childhood to adolescence…
Some interesting trivia on the song, including the overdubbing method used to emulate the stomping and clapping of a crowd (these were the “good old days” before sampling): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Will_Rock_You
There have been many versions of that song over the years.
My favorite is probably the “fast” version used as a show opener in the late 70s/early 80s and immortalized in Queen’s “Live Killers” album.
So, Queen, yes you did keep your promise: I have been rocked all right, thank you very much!
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